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> In reply to Raviraj @ 2012-12-04 08:59 from PP6S - click to readHello bro,

Install exDialer from Play Store.You wont face that issue anymore. I have 1000 contacts and its working w/o even a fraction of lag. And replace the desktop Contact icon by exDialer for easy access.

Also I suggest everyone to install AutoKill Memory Optimizer. My phone is working smooth than ever before.

I love this Motorola. Cute and Well built.

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  • 2012-12-04 16:47
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Wrost phone- Scroll your call log to down / up if you have > 100 entries. It will took your life to display next page (make sure CHOOSE CALL TYPE = ALL CALLS)

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  • 2012-12-04 08:59
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My phone is hanging at times. Does anyone know how to root this phone to a better firmware?

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  • 2012-12-02 18:23
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> In reply to don @ 2012-11-26 19:26 from utkd - click to readYou are probably using headphones which have higher resistance than the other ones. This phone detects even small changes in resistance and doesn't allow some types of headphones (or if your headphone cable is damaged somewhere and phone detectd infinite resistance-no connection). Try to use another-ones, this actually is not a phone-related problem, many other phones have that issues.

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  • 2012-11-28 11:49
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I'm facing a problem when connecting headset its not detecting pls help....

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  • 2012-11-26 19:26
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Battery standby is Awesome,

nice scratch resistance and waterproof.

Dual-sim functionality is out of the box.

Use facebook and others through browsers like dolphin or maxthon, and don't update the stock facebook and uninstall updates for the play store, maps.

Definitely a good smartphone for new users like me and Adreno 200 rocks and Stock processor is enough if 3rd party dialer/phone app is used.

Slightly overpriced mobile...

3.5+ Inch screen could have been provided,
5 mp Camera Could have been provided,
800 mhz processor could have been provided,
Internal Memory should have been increased,
Outdated OS.
Music through speakers is not loud, can't hear it on a train neither do my friends.

No updates,
No regional language support,
No root access.

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  • 2012-11-17 10:09
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the internal memory in this phone is really awefull, please let me be able to root this divice to uninstall those useless apps please!!! other than that, i love this phone!

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  • 2012-11-13 17:40
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> In reply to Sndh @ 2012-09-20 14:41 from PP6S - click to readsame problem i sim no network,dont buy moto

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  • 2012-11-11 10:55
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-09 04:57 from 2SM$ - click to readNP, well, you don't need flash player, because it is integrated in phone's firmware, MediaSer is also acting weird on my XT320 too, using about 6MB of precious space, I must clean it over and over, also u can use Aaron's Android Assisstant (18 features), helps to improve filling cache issues and preprocessed tasks (and has another 16 very very useful features)....

There is a petition on to sign for Motorola's firware unlock, there are only 2000 people left to sign (2000/15000)! If that happens, I'll unlock it in no time.

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  • 2012-11-09 16:32
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Thank you jonny...

After Installing Advanced Task Killer, the phone is lot smoother, Now I use shadow galaxy live wallpaper without any problem. Free RAM raised to 160-170mb.

After Installing flash player, facebook messenger and Maxthon browser, My internal memory reduces to 10mb. After login into messenger and Syncing Maxthon browser, the internal memory reduces to 4mb. So while browsing in Maxthon or Chatting in Messenger, the Internal memory becomes zero and the app crashes. So now I uninstalled Flash Player :( and troubleshooted the problem. Media Server app also uses the internal memory for no reason.

Camera clarity is better now than while I purchased it, But the gallery is not improving. I use Quickpic as an alternative to it.

They are changing the specifications in their official site, I can feel some change in the spec there. Its not 800mhz(its the contemporary MOTOLUXE), its only 600mhz. Its enough to some extend.

Official Feedback­mary
Root Request.

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  • 2012-11-09 04:57
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> In reply to chemigame @ 2012-10-23 04:53 from vGkq - click to readI completely agree with you and facing almost same problems. for fast dialing you may install exdialer from google play. and no solution for other problems. use it for some time and throw it in dustbin that is the right place for it because you can't sell it out also.

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  • 2012-11-07 17:17
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-31 05:09 from 2SMI - click to readResale value of Motorola Mobile is ZERO. I tried to sell it out but no one was ready to give 3k. It proved total wastage of money.

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  • 2012-11-07 17:13
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-31 05:09 from 2SMI - click to readI agree with all your mentioned cons, but, your RAM issue is not phone-related. I'm using XT320, with tons of apps (and 3 of them constantly running in background) I always have 180-244MB free with using ATK* Pro (security: Medium, autokill lvl: SAFE). This phone has particullar problems with recognizing tracks because of its very protected mic. I don't know why did it stopped working for you, mine is 5M old and never had similiar problems.

Also, I never-ever experienced forced stops, I noticed that this phone has his own task killer, because when listening music with additional EQ app, sometimes EQ just turns off. Gallery problem is not that horrible like you discribed it. It is a problem, for me too, hope that rooting (and clocking) will solve that. =)

I had same problem with blinking LED like you. It happens when you have app(s) which are constantly using more than 1/4 of resources (for me, that was GO Launcher) because of which I experienced BSODs later on. Finding and deinstalling proper app would surely help.

Mine worst thing that I find out and TOTALLY agree with you is its internal memory. 165MB??? What they were thinking?!? Processor thing is stupid too, if you were searching about it, you may noticed that its usual freqency is 800MHz, which means that stupid Motorola downclocked it to 600MHz (WTF?!?! - I guess its battery lasts longer because of that XD)

Battery? It has the greatest battery that I ever seen. When you literaly killing it, it lasts one day and few hours, when not, it can even last for 4 days!

And yes, RAM specification is wrong, it has no 512MB, it actually uses 422MB max (which is still much more than Xperia U, for example, which uses 384MB max).

Many people are complaining about this phone, a lot. Guess I have luck with it, but still, few things are really bad. Also, all that people must beware that they bought low-end phone which is not that powerful as Dual-Cores, Quad-Cores, etc.

*Advanced Task Killer

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  • 2012-11-07 08:40
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Bought this mobile 3 months back, and I am not satisfied with it.


Good battery standby.

Full flash support is awesome(12MB), Javascript rocks.

Responsive touch and bright screen.

Best suited for rough use, dropped several times and
washed with detergent also! (need to uncover the back cover immediately and clean the water within)

Good dual sim stand by.(thanks to GSM Architecture for call forwarding feature.)

Awesome Rubberized back.

The volume keys are responsive

Stylish LED notification


HTC Explorer is faster as they have a free 250MB+ RAM always, My mini always have 50MB or max 100MB free RAM, and Hangs a lot. When using browsers like Dolphin or Maxthon, the free RAM is 10MB and no multitasking when such browser is open, else series of app crashes and phone restart! even unable to attend any incoming call.(since the slide to answer do not work during browsing )

The built in music app is not able to recognize the mp3 files anymore, anyhow music+ is just fine. Its the second time I am getting this issue, Earlier the Moto customer care just formatted my mobile.Suddenly, during the day the phone freezes and I am forced to restart.

Critical apps like messaging, home, web browsers show the force close, unresponsive kill dialogue often during the day. Must restart to troubleshoot it, which usually takes 5 minutes to be back online.

Got few minute scratches, but isn't visible when the screen is lit.

My gallery app is dead slow and the thumbnails take several minutes to initialize, usually 10 mins!. Now no thumbnail is visible even after hours, a lock logo is displayed in all thumbs.

My LED notification never powers down. Always blinking but no real notification like new messages etc.

Don't know why Motorola is changing its Spec continuously in its official Defy Mini's Specs.
Google Motorola does not provide updates or even fix the bugs... Great. 160MB internal memory is simply idiotic. For such a retarded processor they must have provided at-least 3GB internal memory and 1GB RAM.

Video recording sound is dumb, This phone real worth is 8K like the Samsung Galaxy Y Dous. I u want a good Rugged Waterproof mobile go to Defy + , Defy Pro or go to Samsung Rugby Pro for ICS.

Moderately Water proof, even a phone within a polythene cover would do it. Why they didn't work for a IP67 certified mobile.

Don't make calls, browse, text or turn on the screen to save battery. That's a good Brick. Browsing over mobile isn't great, it drains the battery even over 2g.

My Inbox gets full very often, that's weird. I used a basic Onida Dual sim mobile earlier(3k), It provided more SMS and Contact Storage space.

I think that Motorola must recall all its defy mini mobile and give their customers a compensation for their failed promises and misleading. They must recycle this plastic and start over.

Requests to Motorola:

At least root this mobile , if no update.
512MB RAM ? Really?.
Reduce the mobile price to 6k from 11k.

If this mobile is not rooted within few months I am going to sell this mobile for 6K and buy a Micromax Dual Core android 4+ inch screen for 10k.

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  • 2012-10-31 05:09
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Dear Friends,

I bought this phone three months back,it worked well upto the first month and then started giving problems, call will get cut before 30 seconds and this goes on repeatedly and im frustrated so much for buying this phone, charger went dead for no reason, the ear phone that comes along with this phone is quite cheaper one, dialer hangs a lot, everytime i need to make a call i have to wait 30 seconds atleast to make a call and after making call its gets cut. I sent a complaint to motorola people and they asked me to reset the phone and use it, i did it and problem comes again after few days, this time i just reset and didn't download anything from playstore still im facing the same problem, its clearly phones fault.

Plz do not buy this Phone

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  • 2012-10-23 04:53
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> In reply to melche @ 2012-10-12 08:57 from uC91 - click to readJust drag the widget to the trash.

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  • 2012-10-22 12:19
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The wrost mobile phone. I buy this phone 2 months back with Rs:11250, now i am ready to buy for 9000. Also request you to NOT buy this phone. Problem starts from day 1 and still continuing using this phone with problems. Went to service center to get it repair and they simply reset the phone and restarted. WROST PHONE. Very delicate also.

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  • 2012-10-16 12:56
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please never purchase this phone, if you want make your life bad so purchase this phone, 60% phone hang on using time, so please dont waste yo
ur money on this phone

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  • 2012-10-12 11:45
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Hi moto xt 321 users... please tell me how to clean icons on theme home screen such as analog clocks,shortcuts or folders ? I added them on theme homescreen unpurposely and until now I still can't find a way to erase or reset the home screen.
Thanx for the info.... :)

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  • 2012-10-12 08:57
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good mobile.

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  • 2012-10-10 13:43
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